Rhetorics of Nordic Democracy

Kurunmäki, Jussi; Strang, Johan
Titel: Rhetorics of Nordic Democracy
Författare: Kurunmäki, Jussi (Redaktör)
Strang, Johan (Redaktör)
Artikelnummer: 9789522222282
Form: Mjukband
Tillgänglighet: Leveranstid 7-14 dagar
Pris: 32,00 € (29,09 € moms 0 %)

Förlagets identifieringsnummer: 1322070
Förlag: Suomalaisen Kirjallisuuden Seura
Serie: Studia Fennica Historica 17
Upplaga: 2010
Utgivningsår: 2010
Språk: engelska
Antal sidor: 297
Produktgrupp: Historia
Studia Fennica Historica
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ALLFO - Allmän finländsk ontologi: historia, poliittinen viestintä, kielenkäyttö, retoriikka, politiikka, hyvinvointivaltio, poliittiset järjestelmät, demokratia, käsitteet, pohjoismainen yhteistyö
Ämnesord: Concepts, Political Systems, Nordic cooperation, Democracy, Welfare State
Democracy is today a concept that is overwhelmingly positively evaluated almost everywhere. A lot has been written about socio-economic and cultural backgrounds of democratic regimes as well as their institutional settings. By contrast, not much is known about the political manoeuvres and speech acts by which democracy has been tied to particular regions and cultures in concrete historical situations.

This book discusses a series of efforts to rhetorically produce a particular Nordic version of democracy. It shows that the rhetorical figure 'Nordic democracy' was a product of the age of totalitarianism and the Cold War. It explores the ways in which 'Nordic democracy' was used, mainly by the social democrats, to provide the welfare politics with cultural and historical legitimacy and foundations. Thus, it also acknowledges the ideological and geopolitical context in which the 'Nordic welfare state' was conceptualised and canonised.

The contributors of the book are specialists on Nordic politics and history, who share a particular interest in political rhetoric and conceptual history.